The idea is that the Teaching Lab will use Freescale’s latest technologies to benefit students studying for careers in industrial engineering. And as well as hands-on training, the lab is intended to provide a base for future open-ended designs and research projects.
It contains 70 workstations with Freescale’s Kinetis K70F120M Tower Kits, data acquisition modules to support teaching requirements for embedded technologies and Kinetis FRDM-KL25Z Freedom boards for students' out-of-hours personal use.
The Kinetis portfolio ranges from the entry-level Cortex-M0+ Kinetis L Series to the higher-performance ARM Cortex-M4 Kinetis K and include a wide selection of analogue, communication, HMI, connectivity and security features, says Frescale.
"I am very pleased that we have secured the support of Freescale," said Dr. David C. Dyer of the University of Warwick. "It is of great strategic importance and will enable our students not only to use ARM Cortex microcontrollers but potentially interact further with a respected semiconductor company. I hope it will mark the beginning of a long and evolving collaboration."
For its part, Freescale commented:
"The addition of the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick to the portfolio of Universities featuring Freescale Teaching Labs provides students with state-of-the-art technology to prepare them for a career in Industrial and Automotive sectors" said Flavio Stiffan, responsible for the University Programs EMEA at Freescale. "Students can achieve greater employability by learning with the technologies that will shape applications for years to come".
As part of the collaboration, Freescale experts will be available to provide lectures and presentations at the university.